Sporting Digest: Sailing

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A hard-earned win on the final leg of the final race gave Stephen James' 1972-vintage 48-footer Jacobite the overall win in the Rolex Swan European Championship yesterday. "The boat and the crew have had an outstanding week," said helmsman Mark Heeley in Cowes. "To win here is a great reward."

ROLEX SWAN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP (Cowes); Final results: 1 S James (Jacobite); 2 G and L Deegan (Menenes); 3 K Miller (Crackerjack).

TORNADO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (Copenhagen) Final standings (eight races): 1 R Hagara and H Peter Steinacher (Aut) 21pts; 2 A Hagara and W Moser (Aut) 45; 3 R Gaebler and R Schwall (Ger) 51; 4 D Bundock and J Forbes (Aus) 55; 5 O Backes and L Voiron (Fr) 67; 6 F Leon and J L Bauester (Sp) 76.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Swedish Match Cup International Regatta (Marstrand): Third day: 1 P Gilmour (Aus) won 12, lost 2; 2 E Baird (US) 9-2; 3 R Coutts (NZ) 8-3; 4 M Holmberg (Swe) 8-6; 5 B Hansen (Sweden) 7-7.

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